Case Study: Mount Saint Bernard Abbey – Leicestershire
Project Synopsis: Beautiful Abbey sensitively preserved with EB20 steel windows
Mount Saint Bernard Abbey opened in 1844 after a donation from John, the 16th Earl of Shrewsbury, enabled a permanent monastery to be built to replace the original building. The most famous architect of the Gothic Revival, Augustus Welby Pugin, offered his services for free and designed the beautiful building which still stands today.
Naturally this was an incredibly sensitive project for Clement. The Listed Building is of great architectural significance and the fact that we would be replacing metal windows, some of which were over 170 years old, meant a great deal of planning and thought went into deciding the correct specification.
Clement’s EB20 range of steel windows was specified by the architect to best replicate the original windows, while still improving the thermal efficiency which was so important for the building’s residents, the religious order of Saint Bernard.
The slim, elegant sections of EB20 allow the creation of the beautiful club and arch heads seen in the pictures above which add to the charm of this wonderful historic building.
All the new windows are Part L compliant.
Site: Mount Saint Bernard Abbey, Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire
Architect: Freeland Rees Roberts, 25 City Rd, Cambridge, CB1 1DP
Specification: Clement EB20 window range
Colour: RAL 9005 Black (semi-gloss)
Furniture: Hampstead handle in a satin chrome finish with matching peg stay
Peardrop weld on hinges
Windows powder coated to match the steel frames
20mm double glazed units krypton filled
Clement EB20 bespoke steel windows are manufactured from hot rolled steel window sections generally in compliance with BS 6510. All produced entirely from recycled steel source material. Hot dip zinc galvanised to EN ISO BS:1461 and with a polyester powder coat paint finish to BS:6497 or BS EN 13438.